Co-authors on the study, A/Prof Richard Beare
and Prof Velandai Srikanth (right). The study shows
how real time Google map data expedites transfer
of stroke patients for best hospital treatment.
A world-first study at Monash University has used Google map data to locate the hospitals to which patients with stroke should be transported for urgent and highly specialised treatment.
While stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, recent major advances in acute stroke management, such as endovascular clot retrieval (ECR), are bringing optimism to patients, their families and stroke clinicians.